Step 1. You must be lazy about finishing things and frequently set aside projects in mid-assembly. For instance, if you were to make your son a quilt for his bed, you should not actually finish it for at least a year and a half, preferably two.
Step 2. You must somehow, inexplicably, run out of white thread. You are permitted to have as many odd shades of green as you wish, as long as you don’t have anything that can be used for 95% of your projects.
Step 3. While you are out of thread, you should decide to cut out and pin together as many of your backlogged projects as possible, so that they will be ready to go when you get around to buying thread.
Step 4. You will now run out of pins.
Step 5. (This one is absolutely essential!) You should consider, briefly, running to the store to buy more pins. You know, the store where they sell pins. AND ALSO THREAD.